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    Chad Spann Released

    In addition to Spann, the Steelers also released CB Antonio Smith.

    http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/...roster-634072/

    This leaves Batch, Dwyer, Clay, Mendenhall, Rainey and Redman remaining at RB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillyesq View Post
    In addition to Spann, the Steelers also released CB Antonio Smith.

    http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/...roster-634072/

    This leaves Batch, Dwyer, Clay, Mendenhall, Rainey and Redman remaining at RB.
    Interesting. They seemed to like the kid. I wonder what he did (if anything).

    Considering that we will keep 4 RBs (perhaps 5 if we count rainey as the 6th WR), I find it interesting that we'd cut one already given Mendy's injury and Batch's return from injury (we only have 4, maybe 5 healthy RBs). Running backs can go down in camp and the preseason pretty easily. They will likely add another camp body or two.
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    2 Stephen Tuitt DE Notre Dame
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    4 Ross Cockrell CB Duke
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    7 Cody Latimer WR Indiana
    7c DeAnthony Thomas RB Oregon

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelblood View Post
    Interesting. They seemed to like the kid. I wonder what he did (if anything).

    Considering that we will keep 4 RBs (perhaps 5 if we count rainey as the 6th WR), I find it interesting that we'd cut one already given Mendy's injury and Batch's return from injury (we only have 4, maybe 5 healthy RBs). Running backs can go down in camp and the preseason pretty easily. They will likely add another camp body or two.
    Yea, my thought exactly. You would think he had to have done something to be cut at this time of year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lebsteel View Post
    Yea, my thought exactly. You would think he had to have done something to be cut at this time of year.
    Could be conditioning issues.

    Or the Steelers could be looking to add to the roster. I do not think they would bring a veteran running back, but Bryant McFadden remains unsigned. As competition for the fifth or sixth cb position, the Steelers could do a lot worse. I'm also not sure if the tendered but unsigned RFAs count against the roster limits. Perhaps clearing space for those guys?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillyesq View Post
    Could be conditioning issues.

    Or the Steelers could be looking to add to the roster. I do not think they would bring a veteran running back, but Bryant McFadden remains unsigned. As competition for the fifth or sixth cb position, the Steelers could do a lot worse. I'm also not sure if the tendered but unsigned RFAs count against the roster limits. Perhaps clearing space for those guys?
    Perhaps, but our running back numbers are pretty tight. That leaves us with 6, two of whom are coming off an injury and one is sort of a gadget guy and not a real between the tackles running back. That is pretty thin for such a brutal position. Unless of course the move was to make room for another running back...
    1 Mike Evans WR Texas A&M
    2 Stephen Tuitt DE Notre Dame
    3c Keith McGill CB Utah
    4 Ross Cockrell CB Duke
    5 Jordan Zumwalt ILB UCLA
    5c Anton Exum S Va Tech
    6 Trey Millard FB/TE Oklahoma
    7 Cody Latimer WR Indiana
    7c DeAnthony Thomas RB Oregon

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelblood View Post
    Perhaps, but our running back numbers are pretty tight. That leaves us with 6, two of whom are coming off an injury and one is sort of a gadget guy and not a real between the tackles running back. That is pretty thin for such a brutal position. Unless of course the move was to make room for another running back...
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    Quote Originally Posted by steelblood View Post
    Perhaps, but our running back numbers are pretty tight. That leaves us with 6, two of whom are coming off an injury and one is sort of a gadget guy and not a real between the tackles running back. That is pretty thin for such a brutal position. Unless of course the move was to make room for another running back...
    Since we are so young at that position they may want to bring in a vet like LT. I think I saw that he was still unsigned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ikestops85 View Post
    Since we are so young at that position they may want to bring in a vet like LT. I think I saw that he was still unsigned.
    Max Starks says he'll be ready by Mid-July.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelz09 View Post
    Max Starks says he'll be ready by Mid-July.
    Don't think I want to see Starks at RB, under any circumstance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelz09 View Post
    Max Starks says he'll be ready by Mid-July.
    I believe when Ike mentioned LT, he was referring to LaDainian Tomlinson, not Left Tackle.

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